Payment Time for London Olympic Tickets

4月26日に締め切ったロンドン・オリンピックのチケットの抽選が終わり(参考エントリー)、今日からチケットの代金の回収が始まった。660万枚のチケットに、180万人計2,000万枚以上の申し込みがあったという。6月10日までに当選者の登録口座からチケット代金が引き落とされ、6月24日までには当選者に連絡が来る予定。

私の場合は少額申し込みだからいいけれど、チケットの当落も金額も、チャージされる日さえも分からいまま、突然課金されるそう。たくさんのチケットを申し込んだ人は、口座明細を見るの、さぞかし不安だろうな。申し込み者を全く考慮していない、ヒドいシステムだと批判も多い。全く同感。

The London Olympic committee has started to take payment for tickets which was deadlined on April 16 (related entry), after all ballots have been completed. About 1.8 million people made more than 20 million applications for the 6.6 million tickets. Winners will see the charge on their registered accounts from today May 16 until June 10, and will be notified which tickets they win sometime before June 24.

I applied only few cheap tickets and don’t mind to be charged, but people who applied many may be scared to death to see their creditcard or bank statements, without being informed in advance what kind of tickets they win, and how much and exactly when will be charged… Media again criticises the system is not considerate to applicants, and I completely agree that it is a bit annoying.

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